MIDCENTURY MADNESS 2022

FEBRUARY 20  OCTOBER 23 / ROXIE THEATRE

Presented by Mid-Century Productions

Kanal + Sweet Love, Bitter

MADNESS CONTINUES IN JULY!

Tickets are now on sale for the July 30-31 screenings that take us to highly varied film worlds. On Saturday the 30th, we explore the visceral and psychological toll of war in two disparate films set during World War II. First, Andrezj Wajda's KANAL (1957), a visually haunting homage to the doomed heroes of the September 1944 Warsaw Uprising. We follow with Karel Kachyna's CARRIAGE TO VIENNA (1966), a tense tale of escape that threatens to turn much, much darker—will the young woman whose carriage has been commandeered take her revenge on the soliders she's traveling with?

On Sunday the 31st, we celebrate the 93rd birthday of our favorite "unsung hero," actor/director/activist Don Murray, whom we saluted with a career retrospective here at the Roxie during the summer of 2014. Don's singular career has many obscure but worthy gems tucked away in it, and we're proud to bring you two of them on his natal day.

First, SWEET LOVE, BITTER (1967), where jazz and race relations collide in the turbuent 60s. Don plays a troubled college professor who learns the truth about racial strife first-hand when he becomes involved in the life of a drug-addicted saxophone legend (played by the late, great Dick Gregory). Then we proudly present the first screening of Don's 1959 live-TV appearance in BILLY BUDD since it was originally aired during the Golden Age of live television. Directed by Robert Mulligan (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), Don's performance in the title role is an intriguing contrast to Terence Stamp's portrayal in the 1962 film version. Don't miss this MCP exclusive!

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July-October Schedule - Midcentury Madness '22

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DON MALCOLM ON SUBSTACK

• Revisiting an "Unsung Hero" — Excavating Shards from the Overactive, Underseen Career of Don Murray

• The Wondrous & Dreadful Atmospherics of War — The Way We Remember Is as Significant as What We Remember

MIDCENTURY MADNESS '22

FEBRUARY-APRIL 2022

SUN, FEB 20
Simenon

MONSIEUR LA SOURIS
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

(1942) France
dir. Georges Lacombe

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

TEMPTATION HARBOUR

(1947) UK
dir. Lance Comfort

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SAT, MAR 12
Embrace "vehicular noir"

PLUNDER ROAD

(1957) USA
dir. Hubert Cornfield

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

H-8...

(1958) Yugoslavia
dir. Nikola Tanhofer

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SUN, MARCH 13
Rare, superb German noir!

EPILOG

(1950) West Germany
dir. Helmut Kautner

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

VIELE KAMAN VORBEI
MANY PASSED BY

(1956) West Germany
dir. Peter Pawas

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SAT, APRIL 2
Jacqueline Audry

Olivia

OLIVIA

(1951) France
dir. Jacqueline Audry

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

Hitch-hike

LES PETITS MATINS
HITCH-HIKE

(1962) France
dir. Jacqueline Audry

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SUN, APR 3
Incendiary "race movies"

The Intruder

THE INTRUDER

(1962) USA
dir. Roger Corman

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

Nothing but a Man

NOTHING BUT A MAN

(1964) USA
dir. Michael Roemer

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

POSTPONED
Homage à Françoise Arnoul

LA CHATTE
THE FACE OF THE CAT

(1958) France
dir. Henri Decoin

LUCKY JO

(1964) France
dir. Michel Deville

JUNE-JULY 2022

SAT, JUN 18
Women in early 60s Japan

KUROI JÛNIN NO ONNA
TEN DARK WOMEN

(1960) Japan
dir. Kon Ichikawa

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

ZERO NO SHÔTEN
ZERO FOCUS

(1961) Japan
dir. Yoshitaro Nomura

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SUN, JUN 19
Early Jean-Pierre Mocky

LES DRAGUEURS
THE CHASERS

(1959) France
dir. Jean-Pierre Mocky

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

LA GRANDE FROUSSE
THE BIG SCARE

(1964) France
dir. Jean-Pierre Mocky

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

SAT, JULY 9
Edgy Swedish "auteur" Arne Mattsson

MANNEKÄNG I RÖTT
MANNEQUIN IN RED

(1958) Sweden
dir. Arne Mattsson

Tickets and info at the Roxie Theatre site

VAXDOCKAN
THE DOLL

(1962) Sweden
dir. Arne Mattsson

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

SUN, JULY 10
Midcentury classics from Norway

DE DØDES TJERN
LAKE OF THE DEAD

(1958) Norway
dir. Kare Bergstrom

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

NI LIV
NINE LIVES

(1957) Norway
dir. Arne Skouen

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

SAT, JULY 30
Life and death in the end-state of war

KANAL
CANAL

(1957) Poland
dir. Andrzej Wajda

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

KOCÁR DO VÍDNE
CARRIAGE TO VIENNA

(1966) Czechoslovakia
dir. Karel Kachyna

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

SUN, JULY 31
Don Murray 93

SWEET LOVE, BITTER

(1967) USA
dir. Herbert Danska

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

BILLY BUDD

(1959) USA/TV
dir. Robert Mulligan

Roxie ticket link to Veezi

AUGUST-OCTOBER 2022

SAT, AUG 20
Frank Perry

THE SWIMMER

(1968) USA
dir. Frank Perry

LAST SUMMER

(1969) USA
dir. Frank Perry

SUN, AUG 21
Patrick McGoohan

LIFE FOR RUTH

(1962) UK
dir. Basil Dearden

THE QUARE FELLOW

(1962) UK
dir. Arthur Dreifuss

SAT, SEP 24
Early Elio Petri

L'ASSASSINO
THE LADY KILLER OF ROME

(1961) Italy
dir. Elio Petri

I GIORNI CONTATI
HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

(1962) Italy
dir. Elio Petri

SUN, SEP 25
The devil and the automatons of subterfuge...

LE MAIN DU DIABLE
CARNIVAL OF SINNERS

(1943) France
dir. Maurice Tourneur

LE JOUEUR D'ECHECS
THE DEVIL IS AN EMPRESS

(1938) France
dir. Jean Dreville

POSTPONED
Rarities from master American playwrights

THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS

(1960) USA
dir. Delbert Mann

TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL

(1966) USA
dir. Jack Landau

POSTPONED
Robert Hossein's other genre!

LE GOUT DE LA VIOLENCE
THE TASTE OF VIOLENCE

(1961) France
dir. Robert Hossein

UNE CORDE, UN COLT
THE ROPE AND THE COLT

(1969) France
dir. Robert Hossein

*All screenings begin at 12 noon

Roxie Theatre - San FranciscoSan Francisco's Roxie Theatre is located at 3117 16th St. between Valencia & Guerrero, one block from 16th & Mission BART. Box Office: 415.863.1087

MidCentury Productions MIDCENTURY PRODUCTIONS is a "boutique" programming venture designing "mini film festivals, featuring films from cinema's most explosive three decades—the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. We program original festivals and work with organizations and individuals to craft singular programming that illuminates the hidden corners of these three decades.

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